Height: 447 metres / 1467 feet Grid reference: NY 22513 35525 Category: The Northern Fells
Most of the Lake District was covered in cloud early on this morning but shining brightly alone, like a beacon was Binsey – which fortunately I was on my way to anyway. I’ve made no secret in the past that these grassy bumps do little for me as they do not feel like the rest of the fells, but on a day like this I concede that little Binsey does have some merit with some good, if a little distant, views. There is no technical equipment required to climb this fell and you would have to be trying to get lost here – I made the ascent in my old gardening shoes!
Binsey has never been a particular favourite of mine due mainly I suppose to the distance involved in me getting there coupled with the fact that I have to pass all the good stuff to get to it! Seeing as I was in the area today it seemed a shame to miss it so it was a quick sprint from the bottom, straight up and down – a real ‘no frills’ route.
Binsey Cottage – Binsey (106) – Binsey Cottage